Pollution

FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, a man adds fuel to his vehicle at a gas station in Orlando, Fla. A coalition of states is suing the Trump administration for the second time to block a planned reduction in penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. Twelve states and the District of Columbia sued the administration Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, for replacing an Obama-era regulation that imposed a penalty of $14 for every tenth of a mile-per-gallon that an automaker falls below the standards. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of states sued the Trump administration Friday for the second time to block a planned reduction in the penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. Twelve states and the District of Columbia sued the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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Scaffolding platforms are set up at Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, as the preliminary work begins to repair the fire damage. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 02, 2019 - 9:46 am
PARIS (AP) — Cleanup work at fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral will resume next month but under stricter lead-protection rules, amid growing public concern about toxic pollution. Under pressure from labor inspectors concerned about lead risks, the Paris region administration suspended cleanup work...
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Flames and smoke rise after a fire started at an Exxon Mobil facility, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Baytown, Texas. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)
July 31, 2019 - 10:29 am
BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A fire burning at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Texas is sending a large plume of smoke into the air, the latest in a series of fires in Houston area involving the petrochemical industry. The fire broke out Wednesday at an Exxon Mobil facility in Baytown, about 25 miles (40...
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July 31, 2019 - 12:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged the former head of Audi, Volkswagen's luxury division, with fraud in connection with sales of diesel cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests. Prosecutors in Munich said in a news release Wednesday that they had charged...
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July 29, 2019 - 9:07 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants and environmental cleanups. Led by...
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre, arrives for a meeting in the French National Assembly, in Paris, France, Tuesdays, July 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh )
July 29, 2019 - 2:10 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat. The 16-year-old...
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People walk near a giant sea wall which is used as a barrier to prevent sea water from flowing into land and cause flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said in an interview that he wants to see the speedy construction of the giant sea wall to save the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea, giving renewed backing to a long-delayed multi-billion-dollar mega project. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
July 27, 2019 - 7:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's president said in an interview that he wants to see the speedy construction of a giant sea wall around Jakarta to prevent the low-lying capital from sinking under the sea, lending renewed backing and a sense of urgency to a slow-moving and politically contested...
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July 26, 2019 - 9:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The European Investment Bank is proposing ending loans for fossil fuel projects next year in line with the EU's efforts to curb climate change. The EIB, owned by the EU's 28 members, published a draft policy document Friday that includes a proposal to "phase out support to energy...
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FILE - This April 23, 2019 file photo shows gas prices are displayed at a Shell station in Sacramento, Calif. Four major automakers have reached a secret deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels, according to two people briefed on the matter. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
July 25, 2019 - 7:51 am
DETROIT (AP) — Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration's plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels. Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air...
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July 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution cleanups. The ruling Friday came after the administration was sued by...
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